Army 1SG Christopher D. Shaw, 37, of Markham, Illinois. Died September 29, 2009, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated under his vehicle while engaged in counter-revolutionary operations on Jolo Island, The Philippines.
Army SSG. Jeremie S. Border, 28, of Mesquite, Texas. Died September 1, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Torii Station, Japan. Died in Batur Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.
Army SPC Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Georgia. Died September 21, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Died at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon on U.S. troops conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.
U.S Army Special Forces soldiers of the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), parachute out the rear of U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopters. Special Forces constantly refresh their skills in all methods of parachute insertion. Green Berets learn to static-line parachute from low level transport aircraft, jump from helicopters and from high altitude with the use of breathing apparatus.